Just when the Red Sox look like a team finding its groove and ready to make some noise against divisional opponents, they find a new way to revert back to their usual 2012 form.
In a game that featured strange decision-making from the very outset — notably, the call to start Pedro Ciriaco in center field — the Red Sox still managed to look good. Great, in fact, when you factor in the game that Jose Iglesias had.
The 22-year-old Red Sox shortstop had his first career three-hit game, and his first major-league home run to boot. Things were looking good for the Sox until all of a sudden, Andrew Bailey had coughed up the lead, and the game was over on a B.J. Upton walk-off blast.
Still, NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is awarding Iglesias our "Stunning Slugger" player of the game in honor of his first big-league homer. Who's yours?